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Term 3, Week 9 Notices

Mon Parker Gold Coin Donation Yr 3-6

If you didn’t bring your donation in today … please bring it to the office tomorrow

Service Learning Market Yr 3-6

Service Learning Market held today at lunch time – thanks to all those involved in making today a huge success.  A few photos of our students serving others to raise funds for their chosen charities.

Earn and Learn K-6

Finishing on Tuesday 19 Sept … please bring your stickers in!!!

Jam For Sale K-6


Term 3, Week 8 Notices

Dear Parents

Where has the term gone?!  As we head in to the final two weeks of Term 3, we look back in amazement at the achievements within our school community.  In class, the students have been working hard in a variety of engaging learning experiences aimed at growing both their skills and knowledge, as well as their kindness and empathy towards others.  It has been wonderful to see the involvement of so many students in our co-curricular clubs where they are able to share in the many varied passions and expertise of our incredibly talented staff.

This term we have had a focus on understanding others – putting oneself in another’s shoes and humbly seeking to serve their needs.  It’s been encouraging to see so many students actively building this character of service into their everyday lives; opening doors for others, giving up their turn in a game, looking out for others in the playground who may be looking lonely, giving words of affirmation and encouragement – the list goes on!  It’s words and actions like these that continue to build our wonderful School Community.

As the term draws to a close, we encourage all families to look back and celebrate their child’s successes and accomplishments.  Having these conversations will help to build a positive attitude towards learning; one that values effort, personal growth and a passion for excellence.  This will also help to develop a sense of excitement for learning as we head into the final term for the year.  We know how incredibly important it is for children to have positive memories of their early experiences both at home and at school.  Some activities that families could be involved in together these holidays include:

  • Reading together
  • Exploring the great outdoors
  • Playing board games
  • Preparing and eating meals together
  • Showing affection – no one is too old for a hug!

It’s in these simple actions that we develop long lasting memories that our children look back on with fondness.  We wish you all a restful holiday time and look forward to seeing you safe and sound next term!

To keep abreast of any exciting upcoming events please view the link below to our school calendar .

Exodus 13 verse 14 states:

The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

God bless

Richard and Vernita

MANY 2 ONE 2018: Recommended Devices and Purchasing Portals for years 5 to 12

For more information please click on the link below:-

Many 2 One 2018: Recommended Devices and Purchasing Portals

Service Learning Markets Yr 3-6 Only

Student Service Learning Markets is an initiative that was led by numerous students across Years 3 – 6 and we would love to have your support as we support their chosen charities. Please bring some money and buy some yummy goodies or keepsakes.

Thank you Richard Deck













Non-uniform Day K-6 on Monday 18 Sept 2017 

Gold Coin Donation

Yr 3-6 donations go towards Mon Parker who is a midwife in remote Burma.  These funds will assist her to provide the best medical resources and training to underprivileged families.

ELC donations to go to Relay for Life.

Active School

Active School clubs conclude this week.  Hope you all had a fun term.  Active clubs will return in Term 2 in 2018.


Important notice: National data collection on students with a disability

Dear Parents,

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students with disability (NCCD) provides all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students receiving adjustments because of disability in schools, and the adjustments they are provided to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students.

The Australian Education Regulation 2013, requires that all schools, provide information to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the Department) for the purposes of the NCCD.

The information that Schools must give to the Department includes, in relation to each student with a disability at a school:

  • the student’s level of education (i.e. primary or secondary)
  • the student’s category of disability (i.e. physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional)
  • the student’s level of adjustment (i.e. support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive adjustment).

Please note, any information collected, will not identify any individual student, in any way.

For further information regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data school students with disability, please visit:

If you have any queries regarding the NCCD, please contact the relevant Learning Enrichment staff, for your specific campus:


Mrs Toni Mills (Secondary)


Mrs Christine Roddy-Clark (Primary and ELC)



Michael Crawshaw (Secondary)


Helen Coombs (Primary Yrs 3-6)


Mrs Celeste de Villiers (K-2)



Term 4 Week 1 Notices

Urgent Parent Help Required

The Canteen is looking for an ELC Parent who can deliver the ELC Lunches every Tuesday this term.

Please contact Marian MacFarlane on 9243 2434 if you are able to assist.

Date for your Diary

Friday 2nd December 2016 Yrs 3-6 Presentation Evening at the Carramar Campus starting at 6.45pm.


Trinity North Uniting Church


Craft Circle

The first Craft Circle held in September was a great success.  This is a new community initiative which has been created for you and your extended family to enjoy.  Do you have lots of craft items at home but no time to do them?  Make some ‘me time’ and join the new Craft Circle!

The next Craft Circle day is Saturday 15 October, from 10.30am to 5.30pm at the Duncraig Primary campus.  Please bring along your project and meet other crafters from SSS.

The event is open to all SSS families and extended families.  It will be a lovely opportunity to socialise with other parents and complete some projects!

For any queries and to register your interest with Amanda D’Souza or 0448995341

Parent Connect Meeting

Date:     Monday 17th October 2016, commencing 7pm

Venue: Carine Tavern, Beach Road (note the change of venue)

Uniform Shop Opening Hours


Please be aware holiday opening hours can be very busy. To avoid disappointment please do not leave your shopping to the last minute.


Thursday          12 January         12.00noon        to         4.00pm

Saturday           14 January         9.00am             to       12.00noon

Tuesday            17 January         4.00pm             to         7.00pm

Thursday          19 January         9.00am             to         1.00pm

Monday            23 January         4.00pm             to         7.00pm

Wednesday      25 January         10.00am            to         2.00pm

 Friday               27 January         8.00am             to       11.00am

Yr K to 7 Return

Monday            30 January         8.00am             to         12.00noon  

Yr 8 to 12 Return

Tuesday            31 January         8.00am             to         4.30pm

Thursday          2 February       1.00pm               to         4.30pm

Normal trading hours commence Tuesday 7 February 2017

Tuesday 8.00am to 4.30pm

Thursday 1.00pm to 4.30 pm

ELC School Banking News

Dear school bankers, we hope you have had a wonderful holiday and look forward to serving you once again at the ELC on Monday mornings from 8am to 9am, commencing on Monday 17 October.

This month the lucky winners of both our Australia Zoo Grand Prize competition and our Prize Lights competition will be announced!

Parents of all student winners will be contacted directly by phone. 

 We will also be having a special Christmas draw that will be based on consistent banking throughout Term 4, so be sure to deposit into your account each week to be eligible for the mystery prize.

This term two new rewards have been released; the bush fly fan and the wriggly glow worm. To redeem your rewards simply collect ten tokens and place your order at school banking. 

Primary school banking is still on Thursday mornings.

Happy Banking!


Term 3, Week 1 Notices

Story Night In

We are having a parent and child “Story Night In” on Tuesday night, 16th August 2016. Parents and children will be invited to come in their PJ’s for a hot chocolate and tiny teddies while reading stories with their family.

This is part of the National Reading Hour which is celebrated across Australia. We have celebrated Reading Hour for the last three years with a “Story Night In” to be held in the ELC on Tuesday 16th August at 6-7pm., so don’t miss out.

Come on in for your hot chocolate and tiny teddies and read with your child and friends.

Book Week (Week 5 August 22-26th)

The theme for Book Week this year is Australia-Story Country.

We will be celebrating Book Week with a Book Character Parade on Friday 26th August. Children are asked to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. The ELC Book Parade will start at 9am and the Primary Book Parade will start at 9.45a.m

Any questions, just ask Jo-Anne Urquhart or any library staff.

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Crunch and Sip

Crunch and sip

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QUIZ Night

Next year parent connect is looking at holding a quiz night fundraiser.  It will be held on the Duncraig campus with a date to still be worked out.

For this quiz night to be a success we are looking for volunteers who might be able to assist.  The more people we have the easier it will be for all.

We are hoping people can help with the organizing of donations and raffle prizes, helping to sell the tickets, perhaps offer to be a quiz master on the night!

If you think you would like to assist please let Rachael Anastas know via email


Rachael Anastas

Parent Connect Secretary


Parent Connect Meeting

Date:     Monday 8th August, commencing 7pm

Venue: Community room, Duncraig campus

Refreshments both alcoholic and non-alcoholic snacks will be served

Like all meetings we will have the head or deputy head from either secondary or primary school coming along.  The meetings are a great opportunity to meet them and ask them questions that you may have.

Any questions please contact me and will be happy to assist.


Parent Connect Secretary


Parent Symposium

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Lion King Production

Lion King Music

We are looking forward to our upcoming Lion King production.

Below is the playlist should any Yr 3-6 students wish to practise during the holidays.

Thank you and have a wonderful break.

Mrs Thorne and Mrs Teh

Primary Music Specialists

One by One

Circle of Life

Into Scars Cave

Climb to the Pride Rock

Hyena’s in the Pridelands

Our Little Secret

I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Elephant Graveyard

Scar Enters

Be Prepared


The Stampede

Hakuna Matata (Part 1)

Hakuna Matata (Part 2)

She’s Gonna Eat Me

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

He Lives in You

Return to the Pridelands

Luau Hawaiian Treat

Scars Last Stand (Part 1)

Scars Last Stand (Part 2)









Accessing Student’s Reports

The semester 1 2016 Pre-Primary-Yr 6 reports will be available for you to view after 5pm Wednesday 29th June 2016.

This original video (posted December 2015) contains the same step by step instructions required for you to access the semester 1 2016 reports through SEQTA.

Please note however, that once in the Parents Portal, the yellow box formerly known as ConneqtP is now called SEQTA Engage.

Should you experience any issues accessing your child’s report please feel free to contact the Parent Hotline directly on 9243 2160.

Term 2, Week 8 Notices

Primary Parents NewsletterIssue 7

Primary Parent Workshop 

Managing Your Child’s Online Interactions: Year 5 & 6 Parents

We will be discussing expectations and effective ideas for guiding pre-teens in using online communication, including:

  • Setting up good practices for iMessage
  • Email etiquette
  • Social Media: what is appropriate?

Date: Thursday 16th June

Time: 8.30am

This will be held in the Primary Village, so if any parents would like to attend this workshop, please RSVP to Joy Ford on 9243 2437.


Parent Connect Meeting – Tonight

Hi Everyone,

The next Parent Connect meeting is this evening. Please come and join us in the Duncraig Community Room (near the Secondary Library).

Date: Monday 13th June

Time: 7:00-8:30pm 

If you can’t make it but wish to add an agenda or discuss anything please contact Rachael, Parent Connect Secretary on 0417720447 or


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Week 3 Notices


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Committee members, Class Parent Representatives and any

interested parents!

Date:   Tuesday 16 February

Time:   8.30am

Venue: Primary School Parent Lounge

Agenda: Fete attractions/activities/stallholders Year group activities – progress, requirements etc. Map for stall locations



Another event to place in your calendar is the St Stephens School Fete!

Date:     Saturday 19 March

Time:     10am to 3pm

Venue: Duncraig Primary School Oval

This is a free event for the whole community not just St Stephen’s School.

We would love for everyone to come along. There will be lots of stalls selling a variety of items, sausage sizzle, drinks stall and activities. All money raised goes back into the school.

If you would also like to help in any way please let us know. Contact the

secretary Rachael Anastas, if you would like any further information on 0417720447 or



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With another school year successfully underway, Parent Connect has planned our 2016 Meet & Greet evening for new parents to be held on Monday 29th February.  This event provides an opportunity for new parents to meet with one another, share experiences, learn more about Parent Connect and engage with staff.

We would love for you to join us!

Date:    Monday 29th February

Time:    7pm

Venue:  Duncraig Secondary Community room

Refreshments and light food will be served.

This event has been a regular fixture on the school calendar for several years and continues to be a valuable evening for parents.



The children are loving our new ‘Village’ in the primary school and borrowing lots of books.

It would be wonderful if we could have some parents come in and help us out with shelving the books and enjoying a coffee.

Please talk to one of our friendly ‘Village Staff’ on 9243 2485 or email Belinda on



Date:    Friday mornings

Time:    8am to 9am

Venue:  ELC Cafe

School banking is open on Friday mornings from 8am to 9am. We have already commenced in our cool new location in the ELC cafe. Please feel free to grab a coffee and have a chat with other parents as your children do their banking.

Account opening day

Date:    Friday, 11 March 2016

Time:    From 8am

Venue:  ELC Cafe

Jenny Lee from CommBank will be visiting our school from 8am on Friday 11 March for any new students wishing to open an account.

This year we have a new range of bush themed rewards for our bankers as well as a new competition. For your child to be in the running to win a family holiday to Australia Zoo in Queensland, meet the legendary Bindi and Robert Irwin and have personal up close encounters with the cuddly wildlife, they simply need to make 15 deposits by the end of term 3. Students are automatically entered once eligible and there is no minimum deposit.

Happy banking! We look forward to serving you in 2016.

Sascha and Nadia



The Scholastic Book Club program is again offered by ELC parent volunteers in 2016. Book Club catalogues will be sent home twice per term offering a range of books and learning resources for sale from $1. The ELC library receives a commission from all sales.

The new format all-ages Issue 1 catalogues were distributed last week. Orders need to be submitted by the end of the school day Friday 19th February (this week!) to qualify for free school delivery.

Parents are encouraged to order via the Scholastic LOOP (Linked On-Line Ordering and Payment) system via the Scholastic App or by following the prompts at Please be sure to select St Stephen’s Early Learning Centre, Padbury as the SSS Duncraig Primary Book Club is separately managed.

Cash or cheque payments can be submitted by completing the paper order form and leaving an envelope in the Scholastic box on the ELC library reception desk. However please note the library is not always attended and the security of cash payments cannot be guaranteed.

Orders generally arrive approximately two weeks after the closing date and will be distributed via class teachers. “Secret” orders (e.g. gifts) may be collected from the ELC library by arrangement with the Book Club Co-ordinator at or text 0403939575.

Looking forward to your support,

The ELC Scholastic Book Club team



We are currently trying to improve the range of loose parts that we have at the ELC. If you have any of the following and are happy for it to go to a good home there will be a collection station under the notice board outside of the entrance to the school. The electrical items will be taken apart!

  • Any hand tools – hammers, hand drills, hack saws, screwdrivers
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Nuts & bolts
  • Clamps
  • DVD /video players
  • Alarm clocks
  • Radios
  • Computer keyboards
  • Telephones – not mobiles
  • Artificial grass – large & small pieces
  • River stones – small, medium
  • Wool
  • Hose pipes
  • Bamboo
  • Guttering & connectors
  • Sieves/funnels
  • Buckets/containers –any size
  • Slices of timber 200-500mm diameter   – 30-50mm thick
  • Wicker baskets
  • Small cardboard tubes i.e. from foil, cling wrap (no toilet rolls please)
  • Old pavers
  • Pool tubing

Your contributions are much appreciated.

Sarah Mornement